2 April 2022


David Nash: Interview of the Month April 2022 – Paul Carey-Kent

Forty years ago, David Nash was the first artist to make work on-site for Yorkshire Sculpture Park –invited by the founding director Peter Murray, who has only just retired.

10 March 2022

Love Is In The (Open) Air Robert Indiana Sculpture YSP – James Payne

Even if you don’t know Robert Indiana’s name, you know his most popular work, LOVE. Cited as the most known artwork in the world, it is, in fact so famous that many people may not even realise it’s an artwork at all.

4 October 2018

Sean Scully: Architecture Of The Sublime – Edward Lucie-Smith

Sean Scully is extremely widely known as a painter. Indeed, I might go so far as to say that he is as widely known as any contemporary painter now living.

9 June 2018

Frieze Sculpture Announces 2018 Artists For London’s Regent’s Park

Frieze has announced the artists participating in this year’s Sculpture Park. The event which opens in July is again curated by Clare Lilley Director of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

14 April 2018

Sean Scully: First UK Sculpture And Painting Exhibition Announced For YSP

Sean Scully is to create an ambitious new exhibition of both his paintings and his less known three-dimensional works, at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YPS) in September.

14 July 2017

Art Beyond London: Unmissable Exhibitions Summer 2017

If you’re planning on leaving the capital this Summer, Artlyst has put together a selection of the best UK shows outside of London.

31 May 2017

Yorkshire Sculpture Park Celebrates 40th Anniversary With Monumental Summer Events

The Yorkshire Sculpture Park is celebrating their 40th anniversary this year with A Weekend of Wonderful Things 14–16 July 2017. Events include; A Weekend of Wonderful Things. On 14 to 16 July 2017, from dawn until dusk, visitors can encounter everything that is wonderful about YSP with a range of special events and experiences.

27 March 2017

10 Exhibitions To See Outside of London This Easter 2017

The clocks have gone forward heralding British Summer Time and the Easter holidays are approaching. So if you are thinking of leaving London for a short break, here is a select list of 10 exhibitions to see around Britain.

20 February 2017

Ai Weiwei Sculptures Exhibited At YSP 40th Anniversary Celebrations

The Yorkshire Sculpture Park celebrates its 40th anniversary by presenting sculptures by internationally acclaimed Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.

23 November 2016


Beyond Boundaries Highlights Political And Immigration Issues In New YSP Exhibition

Due to political situations and immigration conditions, it can be difficult to invite artists from outside the UK to work at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP). Beyond Boundaries: Art by Email, a collaboration between YSP and ArtRole, gives a platform to those who can’t physically visit the Park and celebrates the notion that ideas and art can travel even if people cannot.

4 August 2016


Tony Cragg Presents Largest UK Exhibition At Yorkshire Sculpture Park Next Spring

The Turner Prize winning British sculptor Tony Cragg is presenting his largest UK exhibition ever, at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park inMarch 2017. The work will be exhibited in the Underground Gallery and open air. New sculptures, drawings and works drawn from nearly five decades of Cragg’s practice will survey and demonstrate the artist’s pioneering and continued mastery of materials.  […]

17 April 2016


Yorkshire Sculpture Park Explores Transparency With 15 Sculptures, Installations And Films

The exceptional environment and light qualities of Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s 18th-century Chapel, is the inspiration for a new exhibition. Transparency shares significant works from the Arts Council Collection that explore the condition of transparency, and features pieces by artists including Yelena Popova, Mark Titchner, Rachel Whiteread and Cerith Wyn Evans. Comprising of fifteen sculptures, installations and films, made between 1978 […]

22 July 2015


Anthony Caro Celebrated With Double-Venue Retrospective In Yorkshire

A new exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Hepworth Wakefield celebrates the late Anthony Caro. Caro in Yorkshire is a major Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle project that celebrates and commemorates the extraordinary career of SIr Anthony Caro (1924–2013). Distinct yet complementary exhibitions at The Hepworth Wakefield and Yorkshire Sculpture Park consider respectively Caro’s concerns with […]

12 July 2015


Bill Viola To Present Important New Exhibition At Yorkshire Sculpture Park

The Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) is to present an important exhibition by pioneering American video and installation artist, Bill Viola, this Autumn. The show was developed in collaboration with Viola, Kira Perov, Executive Director, Bill Viola Studio and Clare Lilley, Director of Programme, YSP, it is the most extensive exhibition in the UK by the […]

23 June 2015


Bob and Roberta Smith Exhibiting At Yorkshire Sculpture Park This Autumn

Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) is presenting a new exhibition by artist, agitator and former parliamentary candidate, Bob and Roberta Smith,this autumn.  The campaign for Art for All. Focuses on 100 years of art education, from 1914 to the modern day, Smith invites ideas and responses toward an art curriculum for a digital 21st century. The exhibition in […]

14 April 2015


Laura de Santillana and Alessandro Diaz de Santillana New YSP Exhibition Announced

An exhibition of elegant sculptural forms by internationally renowned artists, Laura de Santillana and Alessandro Diaz de Santillana will take place at the YSP’s refurbished 18th century Chapel. The Venice-based siblings are descendants of the Venini glassware dynasty, established by Paolo Venini on the island of Murano in 1921. Laura and Alessandro learned and honed their skills at Venini during […]

12 February 2015


Joan Miro Sculptures To Be Sold To Benefit Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Eight Sculptures by Joan Miró, are being sold by the artist’s family to benefit Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The exhibition will take place at Dickinson’s London gallery between 29 January and 1 April 2015. Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) is the leading international centre for modern and contemporary sculpture. YSP was the first sculpture park in the […]

28 November 2014


Yorkshire Sculpture Park To Mount Major New Henry Moore Exhibition In 2015

The Yorkshire Sculpture Park is to show a fresh perspective of the work of the British sculptor Henry Moore in 2015. This major new exhibition will display more than 120 works considering the artist’s profound relationship with land, something which was fundamental to his practice and fuelled his visual vocabulary. Born into a mining family […]

11 July 2014


Art Fund Museum of the Year Awarded To Yorkshire Sculpture Park

The £100,000 Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2014 has been awarded to Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The announcement was made at the National Gallery in London on the 9 July. The prize was presented by the  British film and theatre director, Sam Mendes. The judges thought Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) a truly outstanding […]

27 May 2014


Ai Weiwei: UK Galleries Play Host To Important New Summer Exhibitions

Two exhibitions of new work by the Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei have opened in the UK. The first at a public art gallery in Yorkshire (Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) is his first in a British public gallery since Sunflower Seeds at Tate Modern in 2010. iron tree, 2013 is a majestic six-metre high sculpture […]

19 April 2014


Fiona Banner To Present Major New Work At Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Work by the Turner Prize nominee Fiona Banner is to be presented at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park from 19 July 2014. It will feature an ambitious new project, Chinook. The installation, accompanied by related work, is described by the artist as the culmination of a body of work started nearly two decades ago. Wp Wp […]

17 April 2014


Ai Weiwei Exhibition Announced For Yorkshire Sculpture Park In May

Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) is has announced a new exhibition by Ai Weiwei, opening in the Park’s newly refurbished 18th century chapel following a £500,000 restoration. The project, the first by Ai Weiwei in a British public gallery since Sunflower Seeds at Tate Modern in 2010, will be accompanied by poetry readings from the works […]

13 April 2014


Ursula von Rydingsvard Unveils Major Exhibition At Yorkshire Sculpture Park

The American artist Ursula von Rydingsvard has unveiled a new exhibition at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP). The exhibition, her first in Europe, which is the artist’s most extensive to date, illustrates the full scope of von Rydingsvard’s diverse practice, with more than 40 works of drawing and sculpture made over the last two decades, presented […]

22 February 2014


Yorkshire Sculpture Park Appoints Greville Worthington As New Chairman

The Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) Trustees have appointed Greville Worthington as their new Chair of the Board of Trustees. The appointment took effect on Thursday 6 February 2014. Mr Worthington has succeeded Magnus von Wistinghausen. Worthington brings a wealth of experience from the world of business and the arts. A writer, art collector and curator, […]

18 February 2014


American Artist Ursula von Rydingsvard Opens At Yorkshire Sculpture Park

The first large-scale survey in Europe by highly acclaimed American artist Ursula von Rydingsvard opens at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) on 5 April 2014. The exhibition, which is the artist’s most extensive to date, illustrates the full scope of von Rydingsvard’s diverse practice, with more than 40 works of drawing and sculpture made over the […]

1 February 2014


Julian Opie’s Running Horse Unveiled At The Yorkshire Sculpture Park

The Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) has installed a new sculpture of a galloping equestrian by the highly regarded artist Julian Opie. Galloping horse. 2012, is formed from LEDs which animates the sculpture, making the horse appear to run through the historic landscape and among neighbouring sculptures by Anthony Caro, Dennis Oppenheim and Peter Liversidge. Placed […]

18 December 2013


David Nash Returns To The Yorkshire Sculpture Park With New Commission

The Internationally known artist David Nash has returned to Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) this December following his major 2010 exhibition at the Park. New commission Black Mound overlooks the Park’s historic lakes and references the natural cycle of wood. The work is made from coal and oak charred black, through carefully controlled burning. David Nash […]

14 November 2013


Tom Price Exhibition Announced For Yorkshire Sculpture Park In 2014

Yorkshire Sculpture Park is presenting a solo exhibition of sculpture, animation and work on paper by British artist Tom Price (b. 1981) from 4 January – 27 April 2014, including the open-air premiere of Network, the artist’s largest bronze to date. Inspired by public observation, magazine images and historic sculpture, Price is rapidly establishing a strong […]

1 October 2013


Amar Kanwar: Major New Exhibition At The Yorkshire Sculpture Park

The Yorkshire Sculpture Park is presenting the first major UK exhibition of new work by the internationally acclaimed Indian artist Amar Kanwar. The exhibition, in YSP’s Underground Gallery, centres on The Sovereign Forest (2012–), which explores the impact of mining and other commercial activities on the landscape and communities of Odisha (formerly Orissa), India. The […]

24 May 2013


Roger Hiorns’ Turner Prize Nominated Installation Opens At Yorkshire Sculpture Park

In 2008 Roger Hiorns was commissioned by Artangel and the Jerwood Charitable Foundation to transform an empty council flat in Southwark, London, into a sparkling blue environment of copper sulphate crystals. Seizure was created using 75,000 litres of liquid copper sulphate, which was pumped into the former council flat to create a strangely beautiful and […]

1 May 2013


Lucy And Jorge Orta Sculpture Exploring Environment and Sustainable Development

An exhibition of new and critically acclaimed work by Lucy + Jorge Orta opens at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) on 13 July 2013. Located in YSP’s Longside Gallery and the open air, this exhibition revolves around the theme of water, central to the Ortas’ practice, and demonstrates a shift toward floor-based sculptures, given context through […]

14 January 2013


Hans Josephsohn First Major UK Exhibition Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) presents the first major indoor and outdoor UK exhibition of sculpture and drawings by the late Zurich-based artist, Hans Josephsohn (1920-2012), in May 2013. The exhibition is a timely opportunity to see the work of this influential artist, at a time when his reputation as an important 20th century figurative sculptor […]